Perfume News

New Product: Bois Precieux candle by Rigaud Paris.

by Danielle Cooper, 01st November, 2006

In the 19th century King Louis XVIII signed a decree giving a family of perfumers the sole rights to produce a scented macassar oil. The family name of Rigaud has been synonymous with fine fragrance ever since. It was in 1852 that Jean Baptiste-Rigaud founded the company and they began by importing essences from around the world to crea…

Ma Griffe returns to the UK after an absence of ten years

by Danielle Cooper, 31st October, 2006

Carven's Ma Griffe will be available to buy in the UK for the first time in over a decade from December. The fresh, light, floral chypre is 60 years old this year but retains the youthful verve that its perfumer, Jean Carles (Miss Dior, Dana's Tabu), intended. Carven began as a Parisian fashion house in the 1940's. Madame Carv…

Coming soon to Colette: Juliette Has A Gun

by Danielle Cooper, 30th October, 2006

The grandson of fragrance giant Nina Ricci is to release his own line of eau de parfums. Romano Ricci is launching Juliette Has A Gun Parfums in December. The line, named after Shakespeare's tragic heroine, will be sold through Parisian store Colette. Francis Kurkdjian (perfumer of Le Male, Green Tea and Armani Mania) is the creator …

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New Launch: Bond No. 9's West Side

by Danielle Cooper, 30th October, 2006

Prepare for an olfactory symphony on the 1st November as Bond No.9 launch their latest tribute to New York - West Side. Dedicated to the West Side of Manhattan Island, home of such inspirational musical institutions as Carnegie Hall, Tin Pan Alley, Studio 54 and The Cotton Club. West Side's 'melody' opens with top notes of ros…

Ormonde Jayne unveil store makeover and new scent: Orris Noir

by Danielle Cooper, 16th October, 2006

If you click on “Philosophy” on the website of niche perfumery Ormonde Jayne you will find the following quote: “Our aim is to be at the cutting edge of creativity, defying convention in the world of scent”. It is a grand claim but one to which the company has certainly remained true in the exquisite makeover of th…

Exclusive: Creed update 2000 Fleurs

by Danielle Cooper, 05th October, 2006

Creed are taking us back to the dawn of the millennium this month with a new edition of their hand-made, feminine fragrance, 2000 Fleurs. Emmanuel Saujet, CEO of CREED's North American arm, tells us that "2000 Fleurs captured the ebullience of America and her markets in 2000, and this special, newly re-blended edition, arrives a…

Introducing new fragrance line:

by Grant Osborne, 02nd October, 2006

Basenotes is excited to announce a new perfume brand: LesNez. LesNez is the brainchild of René Schifferle, a long-time fragrance aficianado. Read on to find out more about the new line, and how you can obtain samples. [sample offer now closed]The first three fragrances from the range were created by Annick Goutal perfumer, Isabelle…

New to the US: Italian brand - Profumum

by Grant Osborne, 29th September, 2006

Italian fragrance brand, Profumum has just been launched in the US. Profumum was started 1996 by the grandchildren of Celestino Durante, a knife cutter, whose family's rich history begins in the tiny Italian town of Sant Elena Sannita, where a bronze statue of a knife cutter is erected. After surviving World War II, Celestino and his …

Gwyneth Paltrow launches her own Pleasures range

by Grant Osborne, 25th September, 2006

This month, Estée Lauder unveil a limited edition Pleasures collection inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow and her favourite pampering rituals. The collection features a Pleasures eau de parfum spray special edition bottle and two of her favorite bath and body products; Soothing Bath Salts and Body Satin Spray—scented with the fl…

Relaunch: Royal Bain de Caron is to be relaunched with original packaging

by Grant Osborne, 21st September, 2006

Caron are relaunching the popular Royal Bain de Caron fragrance in its original packaging.The fragrances was originally created in 1941 Caron, when it was named Royal Bain de Champagne (the name was voluntarily changed to Royal Bain de Caron in 2001), to satisfy the fickleness of a Californian millionaire who wanted something to replace h…

New Launch: Sarbez Perfume

by Grant Osborne, 20th September, 2006

Sarbez is a new perfume created by Florida resident, Peggy Dean. The perfume is available in Eau de Parfum (12ml and 50ml) and a 30ml Parfum and contains notes of bergamot, lavender, ylang-ylang, jasmine, rose, jasmine, vanilla, tonka and patchouli.For collectors, you can also purchase the fragrance in agrowing range of collectors bottles…

Basenotes World Exclusive - Magical Moon by Hanae Mori

by Grant Osborne, 02nd August, 2006

Basenotes has the world exclusive on the new fragrance from Hanae Mori - the first fragrance since 1998's Haute CoutureMagical Moon is encased in a bottle designed by Pochet Glassworks, and is adorned by flecks of blue moonstone. The cap is sculpted glass, and the box design follows the traditional Hanae Mori palette: Red for parfum, …